The UNDERGROUND Ball
June 6, 2015 in the
Ernest A. Johnson Tunnel
Lincoln Square, Worcester
Photographs courtesy of Louie Despres
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Ammi B. Young Sponsor
The original section of our Worcester County Courthouse was designed by Ammi B. Young.
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Horatio Tower built the earliest section of the Courthouse at a cost of $100,000.
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Raymond James Restoration
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Stephen Earle designed many Worcester buildings including the Central Congregational Church.
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Photos taken by Ed Collier, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 2006
With the pending sale of the Liberty Church (former Chestnut Street Church) at 5 Chestnut Street, Preservation Worcester requested to see the gargoyles that were supposed to be stored in the church basement. In a 2006 agreement between the Church and the City of Worcester, the Worcester Historical Commission agreed to the removal of the gargoyles with the condition that the gargoyles would be stored in the church basement until such a time when the towers would be rebuilt and the gargoyles returned to the Church. Much to our surprise and dismay, the gargoyles were not in the basement and our search began.
The fate of the missing gargoyles caught international media attention: T&G, Boston Globe, NBC News 7, the BBC, the Canadian Broadcast System, Washington Post, Fox News, New Zealand Herald, San Francisco Gate, Mainichi Daily News Japan, the Las Vegas Sun and many, many more. The media attention generated many leads, and we are actively trying to locate the eight 3,000 pound gargoyles.
The gargoyles belong to the Church and the city. It is our goal and desire to have them returned to their owner. Please help us find them!
These photographs were taken on October 17, 2014 and are the most recent photos provided by the Department of Capital and Asset Management that show the progress in stonework being done on the Clock Tower. We will keep you posted on as work continues.
Architect's rendering of the future parking lot at the Fire Alarm & Telegraph Building.
Photograph of the future parking lot at the Fire Alarm & Telegraph Building taken June 25, 2014.
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The mission of Preservation Worcester is to preserve for future generations the sites and structures which are significant to the culture, history, and architecture of the city and to encourage excellence in future design.
Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods which represent the culture, history, and architecture of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Preservation Worcester believes that protecting the best of Worcester’s architectural heritage and promoting good design encourages community pride and identity.
To further its goals, Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups, developers, city departments, schools, and state and local historical commissions.